Some children cry a lot. It is frustrating. The parent keeps asking what’s wrong but the child may not know. Some children are hypersensitive to the feelings of others. They may be feeling other people’s emotional pain and not even realize it. They experience an emotion first and then try to figure out why afterward.
It would be helpful if a parent didn’t keep asking them what is wrong. It would be helpful if the parent was matter-of-act about it and didn’t add another layer of feelings on it. When a child is getting emotional, give them a tool to deal with it. Tell them to blow the feeling out of them. It will empower them, keep them busy and bring about physiologic changes in their little bodies.
With love and respect,